Police investigate ISU football coach after shoving complaint

Police investigate ISU football coach after shoving complaint »Play Video
Idaho State head coach Mike Kramer follows his team in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Nebraska beat Idaho State 73-7. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho State head football coach Mike Kramer is being investigated by police and the university for allegedly shoving a player to the ground two weeks ago.

ISU and the Pocatello Police Department on Wednesday separately confirmed investigations.

A senior wide receiver, Derek Graves, lodged a complaint with police on Sunday that he was pushed by Kramer during a practice session early this month.

Graves says his neck was injured. <<<<<(Watch the Video)

Police spokesman Lt. Paul Manning said his department informed Idaho State following Graves' complaint.

University assistant athletic director Steve Schaack confirmed the school was looking into Kramer's conduct, but said it was university policy not to comment on personnel matters.

Schaack said Kramer will coach Saturday when the Bengals play at Northern Colorado.